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#2744: Willa Cather to Alfred A. Knopf, [December 1935 to 1940]

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ Dear Alfred1;

Your princely present came last night and has aroused the happiest anticipation. I won’t begin on the sherry until this cookless interlude is over, and the Chateau Yquem I shall save for some very special occasion.—I thought Blanche’s3 Christmas party was simply delightful—something ever so warm and friendly in the air. And you’ll admit that Champagne cocktails are a good way to begin a party. You’d have had your photograph back long ago, but I can’t think of anything nice enough to write on it.

Gratefully and affectionately Willa Cather